SPPARK 2017 (May 23-June 9)

Legal Issues in Higher Education

The course will focus on Legal Issues in Higher Education.  Students will be introduced to the following subject areas: due process, labor and employment law, contracts, criminal procedure, regulation of sports, search and seizure, the regulation of speech, fundraising, ethics and professional responsibility, vital statistics, equal protection. 

Research Packet

Cases Where the Regulation was Upheld

Lowery v. Euverard

Pinard v. Clatskanie

Word Document with Most Relevant Parts Taken

Tuesday May 23

9:00 -11:00     Stacy Leeds: Introduction to American Legal Systems; Equal Protection and College Admissions

Readings:       

Grutter v. Bollinger (click on case names to open files)

Fisher v. University of Texas

11:00 – 12:00     Jordan Woods: Equal Protection cont. LGBTQ Legal Issues

Readings:       

Obergefell v. Hodges 

Wednesday May 24

9:00-11:00     Stacy Leeds: First Amendment and Public Institutions

Readings:       

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District

11:45-1:00     Steve Gahagans: Due Process, Search and Seizure; Campus Gun Laws

 

Friday, May 26

9:00 - 11:00     Stacy Leeds: Regulating Speech

11:00 – 12:00   Howard Brill: Recent Arkansas Supreme Court Cases; Birth Certificates, Lethal Injection

Readings:        Pavan v. Smith

Saturday, May 27

10:00-12:00     Stacy Leeds: Introduction of Moot Court Problem with Demonstration

 

Tuesday May 30

11:00-12:00      Matt McCoy: Higher Ed Law Overview: Governance, Employment, Athletic Compliance, Contracts

2:15-3:00         Steve Clowney and Cynthia Nance: Law Professors' Perspective

 

Wednesday May 31

9:00 -11:00        Danielle Wood:           EEOC and Employment Discrimination

10:00-11:00        Dave Gearhart: Funding the Flagship

Readings:

Private Fundraising For Higher Ed Article

Short Article on Reliance on Private Funds

Funding Down, Tuition Up

 

11:00-12:00         Jeremiah Wax             Immigration Law

 

Thursday June 1

9:00 -9:50          Jason Hatfield: Perspectives of a Sole Practitioner: Tort Cases

Readings: 

Claimant's Barron Brief

Respondent's Barron Brief

10:00-11:00          Daniel Feild: The Right to Counsel and Due Process

11:00-12:00          Tyler Farrar:  Interactive Case Study, Title IX

Readings:             

Case Study

Friday June 2

11:30-1:00    Matt Durrett: Prosecuting Felony Cases

 

Monday Jun 5

9:00:-10:30   Moot Court Practice Rounds

10:30-12:00    Kit Williams & Blake Pennington: Town & Gown: Representing the City; Prosecuting Misdemeanor

 

Wednesday Jun 6

9:00-5:00         Oral Argument Rounds